Waytypes of the stage
Follow the signposts indicating La Vélo Francette. You have to share the way with motorised traffic all along this stage. There are many little bridges crossing the waterways.
SNCF Train Services
Marans train station: there are plans afoot to re-open the station to create a rail link La Rochelle <> Marans from 2017.
Damvix: landing stages from which you can embark on punts or in canoes; Le Collibert, a boat offering cruises, including dining cruises; the church of Saint-Guy
Marans: the port and its quays; the banks of the Sèvre Niortaise River; the 19th-century covered market; Notre-Dame Church, with its striking belltower made from metal and glass – built in 1988, it has become a belvedere for the wider area; the ruins of the former church of Saint-Etienne; the Moulin de Beauregard, an 18th-century mill in the centre of the town that’s still in use; the Parc du Bois Dinot grounds.